Our Proven Design Process Ensures You Get
the Right Septic System
for Your Needs and the Environment

At AFFORDABLE SEPTIC SYSTEMS, we know one of the first steps to every new building project
is getting an onsite septic system design drawn up to ensure your property is capable of treating and disposing of the amount of wastewater your home is going to generate. A septic system design is based on several factors, such as soil type, site slope, lot size, household size, and local regulations.

  • Site Visit
  • Site Work
  • Design
  • Filing

The site visit constitutes a crucial step in the planning of your septic system. During the visit, we will engage in discussions with you to gather your preferences and constraints regarding the location of system components. Additionally, we will evaluate the available space and soil conditions for the distribution field. Our aim is to design a septic system that caters to your needs and aligns with the regulations in place.

Typically, site work involves the excavation of at least two test pits and four percolation holes on your property. These test pits allow us to examine the soil layers, texture, color, and moisture level, while the percolation holes help us measure the rate at which water drains through the soil. These tests aid in identifying the characteristics of the soil and any potential site challenges, such as a seasonal high water table, elevated clay levels, or other impermeable limiting layers. Based on the findings from the site work, we can determine the optimal size of the drain field and the appropriate method of distribution for your land. The drain field serves as the location where the wastewater from the septic tank is treated and dispersed into the soil. The distribution method can either be gravity-fed or pressure-dosed, depending on the slope and depth of the drain field.

Our experienced designer develops a septic system plan, considering factors like soil type, slope, water table, and setbacks. Using soil analysis, household data, and equipment specs, we create a tailored system, be it conventional or advanced.

We will handle obtaining approval from the local Health Authority, the final step in the design process. Once obtained, we will send you the official document necessary for your building permit application at the local municipality.

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